The Baby Bird Blanket is a textured blanket designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a nonprofit organization that distributes hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. This blanket uses the the same simple stitch pattern from the Hummingbird Hat along with a traveling stitch pattern for added texture. This is part of a Knit-a-Long sponsored by Lion Brand. This pattern is available for FREE on my blog. The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Craftsy includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements. This PDF is available to US buyers only due to EU VAT MOSS. I can set up an Etsy listing for you if you live outside of the US. Thank you for your understanding. Skills Used Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off Knitting flat in rows and changing colors Skill Level Easy Finished Sizes: Preemie, Stroller, Baby Blanket. Materials Lion Brand Heartland yarn (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic). For the preemie size (suitable for donation to Knots of Love): 1 skein each in your Color A and Color B. For the stroller blanket size: 2 skeins each in your Color A and Color B. For the baby blanket size: 3 skein each in your Color A and Color B. (For my versions, I used 178 Pinnacles as Color A and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as Color B.) US Size 8/5 mm 30” (100 cm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. (This pattern is knit flat, but circular needles are used to keep all the stitches from falling off the needles.) Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful to mark repeats in pattern). Gauge 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.